Demolition Slated For Fire-Damaged Bedford Hills Home

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The fire-damaged house at 109 Stone Bridge Lane in Bedford Hills.
The fire-damaged house at 109 Stone Bridge Lane in Bedford Hills. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie
The fire-damaged house at 109 Stone Bridge Lane in Bedford Hills.
The fire-damaged house at 109 Stone Bridge Lane in Bedford Hills. Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie

BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. -- A fire-damaged house in Bedford Hills is scheduled to be torn down soon.

Bedford Supervisor Chris Burdick, in an interview, outlined the options, which involve the owner. Either demolition of the house must begin by Friday, June 20, or a postponement can be given if $125,000 in performance funding is posted and the owner signs an agreement. 

Burdick cited possible injury and trespassing as problems at the structure. 

The home was damaged by a three-alarm fire in January 2013, and several departments provided mutual aid, Daily Voice reported in the aftermath. 

In a memo, Steve Fraietta, Bedford's building inspector, outlined several issues and recommended that the house at 109 Stone Bridge Lane be demolished.

The listed owner of the property is Ryann McCarthy. He could not be reached for comment, although his attorney, a video of the Tuesday, June 17, Town Board meeting shows, said that his client began bringing equipment.

In the video, there was also discussion about the timeline possibilities. Addressing the paid extension option at the meeting, Burdick mentioned that the completion deadline would become Aug. 15. A condition of the demolition permit, Burdick explained at the meeting, was completion by July 15.

At the meeting, Burdick also disclosed that the town would carry out the demolition if the deadline is not met. The town has sought bids from contractors who could do the work.

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